# [Mac OS X TeX] How to get teTeX pdf mathematics read by Illustrator X

Dr. Paul Fons paul-fons at aist.go.jp
Wed Feb 13 23:31:20 EST 2002


Thanks for the quick turnaround, but I have already done the
Illustrator font installation (sorry for not mentioning it).  The
problem is
that I cannot see some (but not all characters).  The fonts are
installed as follows:

total 424
drwxrwxrwx  146 paulfons  admin    4920 Feb 14 13:10 TeX-Illustrator
drwxrwxr-x    4 paulfons  admin      92 Jan 18 10:59 Reqrd

./TeX-Illustrator:
total 7888
-rwxr-xr-x  1 paulfons  admin  0 Dec  3 11:01 WNCY
-rwxr-xr-x  1 paulfons  admin  0 Dec  3 10:51 WNCYSS10

(many more fonts)

Interestingly enough I find that if I use dvipdfm (from the teTeX
installation), the file can be read without problem.  The TeX  input is:

$$f(x) = \int_{0}^{\infty}{\frac{\sin(\alpha x)^{3}}{(1-x)^{ 4 \beta}}}$$

The characters that don't show up are the minus in the denominator and
the greek letters.  The fonts in question are CMMI10, CMMI8, and CMSY10.
Note that except for the three characters mentioned above all characters
show up (they are mosting in CMMI10).  Using pdftex directly or via
ghostscript results in the same behavior.   Using dvipdfm on the
intermediate dvi file, however, produces the desired results (e.g. the
pdf file output of dvipdfm can be edited in Illustrator X and all
characters show up). Acrobat shows every file correctly.  As I would
like to  use pdftex directly, I would like to find out the reason for
this problem and a countermeasure.  This is with the latest version of
teTeX:

pdftex --version
pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.7) 3.14159-1.00b-pretest-20020204
kpathsea version 3.3.7

As a final note, I have the blue sky fonts installed in the classic
fonts folder for OzTeX (under OS9) - could this be causing a problem?

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